CogNovo research fellow Michael Sonne Kristensen published in the journal SoundEffects. The article, titled "Alarm fatigue in the ward: An acoustical problem?", discusses the need of including acoustical perspectives in the debate on alarm fatigue within the healthcare domain. Michael and his co-authors (Judy Edworthy & Elif Özcan) show how conceptualisations and proposed solutions to alarm fatigue are unequally distributed across what could be called the 'alarm chain': a generic model of the core structural elements and dynamic relations that constitute any alarm scenario. They address some of the shortcomings of the current healthcare discourse on alarm fatigue and outline some methodological implications and potentials of searching for signs of alarm fatigue in the 'post-mediated alarm phase'.
Michael is working on the Cognovo project #19 "Signs of alarm fatigue" which investigates the cognitive-behavioural correlates of the subjective experience of alarm fatigue. Together with a systematic review in preparation this paper presents the results of the first of three work packages in the project: A concept/discourse analysis which addresses ontological, epistemological, and methodological aspects of the problem of alarm fatigue.